Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas Cupcake Selection 2009

A selection of Christmas cupcakes ordered for Christmas parties and as gifts, all decorated in the colour palette chosen for this Christmas of aqua, brown and silver. The flavours included raspberry & white chocolate (with silver/aqua holly and silver edible glitter), gingerbread (with aqua vanilla buttercream and handmade gingerbread boy decorations), white rocky road (drizzled with aqua and brown), caramel mud (with aqua Christmas tree cutout and silver glitter) and chocolate (with silver lustred presents). Wishing all my customers a merry & sweet festive season and a safe new year!

Christmas Cutie Cupcakes

These Christmas cuties were ordered especially for the children (and the kids at heart I'm sure!) at a Christmas celebration . The flavours included vanilla (snowmen), chocolate (reindeer) and gingerbread (gingerbread boys).

Yellow & White Dessert Buffet Table

For something a little different to my usual orders, a dessert table was created for a 21st birthday with an all-white theme. The yellow accents were added to the various sweets to match the birthday girl's cocktail dress for the occasion. The buffet included a raspberry & white chocolate cutting cake (covered in white fondant over ganache), vanilla mini cupcakes (with yellow frilly frosting and fondant blossoms), meringues, caramel truffles, passionfruit lamingtons, choc-vanilla mini cupcakes (with yellow striped disc decoration) and vanilla bean sugar cookies (piped with royal icing accents). The backdrop to the display was an assortment of yellow & white lolly jars including banana lollies, jelly beans & chocolate baubles, marshmallows, sherbet lemons and milk bottles. From all reports the dessert display provided an impressive showstopper centrepiece for the party!

Dusty Pink 70th Birthday Cupcakes

Large raspberry & white chocolate and chocolate cupcakes decorated with dusty pink to match the invitations for a 70th birthday party. The cupcakes were adorned with handmade discs piped with 70s and mini fondant flowers, with the raspberry cupcakes also featuring a dusting of edible silver glitter for extra sparkle.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Cupcakes and Treats

Orders are now being taken for Christmas Cupcakes and other sweet delights! Our handmade desserts make perfect gifts and are great for Christmas parties or 'bring-a-plate' occasions. Along with the ever-popular cupcakes, some other limited-offer Christmas sweets have been added to the menu especially to celebrate the silly season!

Christmas 2009 Menu:
Large Christmas cupcakes - $24 per box
Muffin-sized cupcakes (3 x chocolate and 3 x gingerbread) with Christmas toppers.

Mini Christmas tree cupcakes - $24 per box
Mini vanilla cupcakes iced to look like tiny sparkly Christmas trees (12 cupcakes per box).

Gingerbread cookie bites - $15 per box
A box full of bite-sized festive gingerbread cookies made using our traditional recipe (36 cookies per box; cookies appromixately the size of a 50c piece).

Choc rum & raisin fudge - $18 per box
Creamy chocolate fudge laced with rum-soaked raisins; perfect for sweet tooths (24 pieces per box).

White Christmas brownies - $14 per box
Truffle-like white chocolate brownies scattered with festive coloured lollies (6 brownies per box).

Please place your order at least 5 days prior to when you require your Christmas treats. Orders close 18th December 2009.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pink Presents 18th Birthday Cupcakes

This cupcake tower for an 18th birthday party consisted of a chocolate cutting cake with vanilla ripple-effect buttercream icing and two-tone mini cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream) all dressed up in pink to match the party invites and decorations.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jungle Baby Shower Mini Cupcakes

Mini vanilla cupcakes for a jungle themed baby shower were piped with pink and blue buttercream and topped with a meticulously handpiped baby jungle animal (zebras, elephants, tigers and lions).

Monday, November 16, 2009

Cupcake Ordering FAQ's

Do you do gluten-free cupcakes/cakes?We have several gluten-friendly flavours on our menu available for custom orders only. While they are made from gluten-free ingredients and all due care is taken, we cannot give a 100% guarantee that no traces of gluten are present because our gluten-friendly cupcakes are baked in the same kitchen as our gluten-containing recipes.

We’d like a small top cake so we can still do the ‘cutting of the cake’ – are you able to do one of those too?Most definitely! We offer small round cakes (6" diameter) for the top tier of cupcake towers for cutting, or just for those who prefer a cake over cupcakes and only need a small number of servings.

Our cutting cakes are double-layer cakes filled and covered in icing, and are available in the same flavours as our cupcakes (with some exceptions). They serve about 15 slices.

Prices vary according to complexity of decoration design. Details of costs can be found on our pricing page.

How much notice do you need for custom orders?
For custom-decorated cupcake orders we need at least one week's notice, however this is subject to availability - we can only accommodate a certain number of orders per day so the earlier you book, the more chance you have of your date not being booked out!

Where can I get a cake stand to display my cupcakes on?We have tiered cupcakes stands available for hire if required with any cupcake/cake order. There is a hire fee plus an additional security deposit which is refunded upon return of the stand in good condition. Stands returned in a particularly soiled condition will incur a $10.00 cleaning fee.

Small stands - $10 hire fee plus $20 refundable security deposit:3 tier ivory wire stand – holds approx 24 large cupcakes, not suitable for minis
3 tier pink wire stand – holds 18 large cupcakes, not suitable for minis

Large stands - $25 hire fee plus $50 refundable security deposit: 3 tier white solid stand (round) – holds approx 36 large cupcakes (or 30 cupcakes + cutting cake) or 90 minis (or 75 minis + cutting cake)
4 tier white solid stand (round) – holds approx 75 large cupcakes (or 70 cupcakes + cutting cake) or 175 minis (or 160 minis + cutting cake)
4 tier white solid stand (square) – holds approx 90 large cupcakes (or 84 cupcakes + cutting cake) or 260 minis (or 230 minis + cutting cake)
Are you able to provide take-home boxes if we want to give the cupcakes to our guests as bonbonniere at our wedding?
We are able to provide bonbonniere boxes to package individual cupcakes at an additional cost per cupcake. Please note at least 4 weeks notice is required for bonbonniere cupcake orders.
White noodle box with handle (to fit regular-sized cupcake): $0.80 each
Clear noodle box with handle (to fit regular-sized cupcake): $1.20 each
Clear acetate box (to fit regular-sized cupcake): $1.50 each

Do you do delivery and/or set up of our cupcakes?
Not at this stage. Custom orders are by collection only.

How should I store my cupcakes?
Cupcakes are best stored in a cool place at room temperature (not in the fridge!) in an airtight container, and will maintain their freshness 2-3 days (our cakes contain no preservatives). Note that some decorations (ie fondant flowers) may start to dissolve if kept in a moist environment so these are best eaten as close as possible to the time of purchase.

How many servings should I allow?
As a general rule when catering allow 1 regular-sized cupcake per guest or 2-3 mini cupcakes. If the cutting cake is served at the event as well, it will provide an additional 12-15 servings. This does of course depend on the demographic of the crowd, the other food provided, whether alcohol is also being served, and whether or not in the party environment guests are going to consume the cupcakes at the party or take them home.

Do you keep any cupcakes in stock or do I have to place an order whenever I want some?
We have between 6 and 12 different flavours of our regular-sized cupcakes in stock each day we are open, which can be purchased over-the-counter singularly in any quantity you wish without order. However we recommend if you require more than a dozen cupcakes that you preorder to avoid disappointment.

For custom decorated cupcakes we require at least one week's notice, and a deposit to be paid upon booking.

Tiffany Blue Bows & Rose Cupcakes

Large vanilla cupcakes for a surprise birthday party decorated in tiffany blue buttercream frosting with ivory bows and hand-piped roses.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tones of Purple Wedding Cupcakes

Wedding cupcakes made to suit the couple's design brief to use lots of varying shades of purple with a scattering of red as an accent. The flavours included mocha (purple embossed fondant and red blossoms), rum & raisin (piped purple frosting with single blossom), blueberry lemon (white frilly piped frosting with blossom arrangement in varying purple shades), banana (lilac piped frosting with 3 white blossoms), sticky date (eggplant purple embossed fondant and rosebuds) and raspberry & white chocolate (dark purple stripes and lilac hand-piped rose).

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pink Ribbon Cupcakes

These are a selection of the cupcakes that were made to sell to raise funds for breast cancer research as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All adorned with pink ribbons, the flavours included sticky date, raspberry & white chocolate, choc-mint and cookies & cream. Thank you to all the ladies at our Girl's Night In who purchased cupcakes for the cause!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Contemporary Dots Cupcakes

Cupcakes decorated in a contemporary style incorporating bold colours and polka dots - flavours included: vanilla (yellow frosting with blue embossed disc), chocolate (polka dots), raspberry & white chocolate (yellow stripes and polka dot) and sticky date (blue embossed fondant over caramel icing with double polka dot).

Bright Flowers 18th Cupcakes

Large vanilla cupcakes and a chocolate cutting cake covered in fondant for an 18th birthday. This tower is the 'large cupcake' version of an earlier design for a 21st birthday.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

High Tea Floral Cupcakes

Passionfruit and chocolate cupcakes decorated in a simple floral design for a high tea housewarming party.

Black & White (Red Hearts) Wedding Cupcakes

Large choc-caramel mud cupcakes (covered in embossed fondant with 2 red hearts), raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes (with scroll border and heart with couple's initials) and a chocolate cutting cake filled and iced with chocolate buttercream and covered in fondant for a wedding with a black & white theme featuring a red heart motif.

Pink & Sage Green Rosebud Wedding Cupcakes

This wedding cupcake tower was made up of 90 large cupcakes (half choc-caramel mudcake with white chocolate buttercream and the other half white chocolate mudcake with white chocolate buttercream) and a choc-caramel mud cutting cake torted with caramel icing and covered in white chocolate buttercream, all displayed on our new square 4-tiered stand. The pink and sage green wedding colours were incorporated in the icing colours and hand-piped rosebud and rose decorations.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Broncos Cupcakes

A dozen large vanilla cupcakes for a broncos fan's birthday (note: at least the birthday boy was able to celebrate his day last week with these cupcakes before the broncos were knocked out of the '09 finals on the weekend!). The decorations included hand-piped bronco jerseys and chocolate truffle footballs.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Burgundy & Silver Engagement Party Cupcakes

Raspberry & white chocolate mini cupcakes and caramel mud cutting cake for an engagement party with a burgundy and silver heart theme. The heart decorations were painted with silver lustre to give them sparkle.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pretty Pastel Flower Cupcakes - Stitcher's Dream Day Out

These large cupcakes were commissioned by the lovely Marion from The Quilter's Angel for the annual 'Stitcher's Dream Day Out' held at the Chocolate Cottage Village Green at Highfields. The cupcakes were to provide morning tea for the 300+ women who attended over the 2 days.

So 13 kilos of sugar, almost 3 kilos of white chocolate, 4 dozen eggs and minimal hours of sleep later, the sticky date, chocolate, and raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes were ready to be admired and devoured by hundreds of keen stitchers.

The chocolate cupcakes featured frilly piped frosting and hand-cut flowers, the sticky dates were decorated with embossed fondant over caramel icing, and the raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes featured pastel hand-piped roses.

Note to self: never again attempt 27 dozen cupcakes solo - call for baking and frosting backup!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

White/Ivory Wedding Cupcakes

Wedding cupcakes designed around an all white colour scheme: chocolate cutting cake and 4 varieties of mini cupcake (white chocolate - hearts, caramel mud - scroll and dots, raspberry & white chocolate - lace embossed fondant, and blueberry lemon - rosebud decoration).

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Dinosaur 1st Birthday Cupcakes

Chocolate mini cupcakes and a vanilla cutting cake decorated with hand-piped dinosaurs for a little boy's 1st birthday party.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Candy Cupcakes

These cupcakes were large white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream and colour-coordinated lolly toppings for a sweet tooth's birthday.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pink & Blue Baby Shower Cupcakes

Vanilla mini cupcakes for a baby shower. Decorations included bibs and bottles, and a pink/blue colour scheme because the sex of the baby is unknown.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Swirl Birthday Cake

This swirly cutting cake was apple cinnamon cake covered in cinnamon buttercream decorated in yellow, blue, green and orange buttercream and white chocolate trimmings.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Flowery Frilly Cupcakes (2)

These large raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes were ordered for a party. Frilly piped white chocolate ganache was topped with fondant flowers in varying shades of pink.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Footy 21st Cupcakes

Large cupcakes and cutting cake for a male 21st birthday. Caramel mud cutting cake, caramel mud cupcakes and raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes decorated in the birthday boy's footy team's colours (Newtown royal blue and white).

Monday, June 15, 2009

Steel Blue 21st Cupcakes

Cupcakes ordered for a male 21st birthday party. Mini cupcakes were choc-vanilla with blue buttercream and silver hand-piped 21s, and choc-caramel with silver squares and hand-piped 21s. The cutting cake was chocolate cake filled and frosted with chocolate buttercream.

Love-Heart Cupcakes

Large blueberry lemon cupcakes decorated with red fondant hearts ordered by a customer as a surprise gift.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Black & White Engagement Party Mini Cupcakes

 Mini cupcakes for an engagement party with a black and white theme. The flavours included passionfruit (black disc with initials), caramel mud (covered in black fondant and drizzled with white chocolate) and vanilla (black fondant initial).

Yellow Blossom Cupcakes

Mini raspberry & white chocolate cupcakes decorated with fondant flowers for a lovely lady's farewell celebration.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Goldfish Cupcakes

Chocolate mini cupcakes and a chocolate buttercream-filled cutting cake covered in vanilla buttercream decorated with fondant fish for a little boy (who is apparently obsessed with goldfish at the moment!) for his 2nd birthday.

Blue Wedding Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes for a casual wedding with a pale blue and denim colour scheme. Cupcakes were vanilla (baby blue frosting and hand-piped couple's initials), blueberry lemon (with blue diamonds) and orange poppyseed (with stripy sugar discs).

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Fondant Fancy Flower Cupcakes

Large raspberry and white chocolate cupcakes with white chocolate ganache covered in fondant, overpiped with white chocolate lattice and topped with a fondant flower.

Critter Cakes - Jungle Critters

Large rainbow vanilla cupcakes with vanilla/chocolate buttercream and jungle animal decorations, and chocolate giraffe cutting cake for a boy's birthday.
*critter cakes are available in large size cupcakes only

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Pink Teddy Christening Cupcakes

Mini white chocolate cupcakes with pink white chocolate buttercream, caramel mud minis with pink flowers and Cs, and chocolate minis with teddies and Cs. A vanilla cutting cake with teddies and baby's name tops this christening cupcake tower.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Cupcakes on 'Cupcakes Take The Cake'!

Our Easter cupcake cuties have been featured on the most comprehensive cupcake blog out there, Cupcakes Take The Cake! This is the second set of The Cupcake Girl cakes to be featured (the other was our Strawberry baby shower cupcakes) - thanks for the mention girls!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Monogrammed Heart Wedding Cupcakes

These large vanilla and chocolate cupcakes were ordered for a wedding with a brown and white colour scheme. They were decorated with a piped chocolate swirl in contrasting colour and two monogrammed hearts embossed with the couples' initials, J & K.

Easter Bunnies & Chickens Cupcakes

Orange and poppyseed cupcakes with orange buttercream and fondant chicks and bunnies for Easter.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Shabby Chic Style 50th Birthday Cupcakes

These large-size cupcakes were ordered for a 50th birthday celebration for a lady who loves purple and soft green. The flavours included raspberry & white chocolate (green with purple rose), sticky date (purple with 2 rosebuds), lemon meringue, and choc-hazelnut (with purple daisy). The shabby chic style decorations included hand-piped roses* and rosebuds, lilac sugarpaste daisies, and gold lustre to add some sparkle and shine.

*hand-piped roses additional $0.50 per rose per cupcake.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bright 21st Flower Cupcakes

These bright cakes were ordered for a 21st party. The minis were raspberry & white chocolate and vanilla, and the cutting cake vanilla buttercake frosted with vanilla buttercream and covered in fondant.

Classic Rose Wedding Cupcake Sample Design

These pretty wedding design sample cupcakes feature two hand-piped roses* atop a chocolate cupcake. These floral cupcakes are a classic style for wedding cupcake towers.

*additional $1.00 per cupcake.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Flowery Frilly Cupcakes

These vanilla cupcakes, complete with 'frilly' swirled buttercream and pink fondant flowers, were ordered for a 17th birthday celebration.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sweet Hearts 2nd Birthday Cupcakes

These raspberry & white chocolate minis were ordered for a little girl's 2nd birthday party. The customer wanted a simple decoration design in pink and green.